- Title: Cambodian PM meets Thai PM in Phnom Penh, agree on opening up borders
- Date: 7th September 2017
- Summary: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (SEPTEMBER 7, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF THE PEACE PALACE (PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN OFFICE) THAILAND PRIME MINISTER PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA (LEFT) AND PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN (RIGHT) WALKING TO HIS MEETING ROOM PRAYUTH AND HUN SEN TAKING THEIR SEATS IN THE MEETING ROOM CAMBODIAN SENIOR MINISTERS PRAYUTH TALKING TO HUN SEN THAILAND SENIOR MINISTERS LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS MEETING ROOM CAMBODIAN MINISTERS WAITING FOR THE SIGNING CEREMONY PRAYUTH AND HUN SEN TAKING THEIR SEATS AT THE SIGNING CEREMONY ROOM PRAYUTH LOOKING AT THE MEDIA HUN SEN LOOKING AT HIS GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND THE MEDIA SIGNING CEREMONY STARTING THAILAND FOREIGN MINISTER DON PRAMUDWINAI SIGNING CAMBODIA FOREIGN MINISTER PRAK SOKHON SIGNING FOREIGN MINISTER OF CAMBODIA AND THAILAND EXCHANGING THE SIGNED DOCUMENT AND SHAKING HANDS IN FRONT OF THEIR PRIME MINISTERS CAMBODIAN MINISTERS LOOKING HUN SEN AND PRAYUTH AT THE NEWS BRIEFING (SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) CAMBODIAN PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN SAYING: "For the border issue, we have agreed to open more border areas in order to serve both countries' people crossing, as well as to boost trade and the connection between Thais and Cambodians." THAILAND GOVERNMENT SENIOR MINISTERS LISTENING PRAYUTH PREPARING TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) THAILAND PRIME MINISTER PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA SAYING: "We are committed to leading both our countries forward together smoothly, towards a sustainable strength. We have a policy to work together through the Thailand plus-one or Cambodia plus-one (bilateral strategy) to other countries in order to build strength in the sub-region and our region as well." MEDIA HUN SEN AND PRAYUTH HUGGING AND THEN LEAVING
- Embargoed: 21st September 2017 10:28
- Keywords: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visits Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
- Location: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
- City: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
- Country: Cambodia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016XLJOLH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government cabinet met Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday (September 7) in Phnom Penh.
The pair discussed trade, border issues such as drug trafficking across the border, as well as a plan to build a railway linking Thailand to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Prayuth also said Thailand would help build the railway and that plans are in place to make documents for Cambodian workers to work in Thailand legally.
Workers from Thailand's poor neighbors, in particular Myanmar and Cambodia, make up the backbone of its manual labor force and many industries, including a multi-billion dollar seafood industry, are heavily reliant on foreign workers.
Undocumented migrants are sometimes subject to exploitation by employers and cases of forced labor have been found by the media and Thailand's foreign trade partners.
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